Sea Ice Physicist
Dr Jeremy Wilkinson is an expert on sea ice dynamics, thermodynamics and mechanics, ocean wave propagation through sea ice, and deep-convection and water mass modification.
He represents the UK on the Arctic Ocean Science Board (AOSB) / International Arctic Science Committee’s (ISAC) Marine Science Working Group and is a member of the Programme Advisory Board for Arctic Science for the UK funding agency NERC. In addition he is regarded as one of the world experts on the use of AUVs in the polar oceans (under ice experience with Maridan, Autosub, Gavia, Sea-Bed AUVs).
His expertise also extends through a broad range of techniques, from the remote sensing and in-situ monitoring of sea ice, through to its visualisation through the use of upward-looking sonars, and the modelling of sea ice and the flow of oil spilled under sea ice.
Dr Wilkinson’s scientific fieldwork, both in the Arctic and Antarctic, has been performed from many different platforms, including autonomous underwater vehicles, ice-breakers, helicopters, aeroplanes and ice camps. In addition his experience extends to the planning, organisation and participation of polar field campaigns (> 20 campaigns) and logistics and plays a crucial role in guiding the technological development of autonomous instrumentation, including automatic weather stations, drifting buoys, tilt-meters and sea ice mass balance buoys.
Jeremy has substantial experience in large multidisciplinary programmes e.g. ESOP-1, ESOP-2, SITHOS, CONVECTION, and DAMOCLES, which in turn is serving to widen his horizons to the holistic approach to earth-system science, and providing him with a deep understanding of the process occurring in the polar regions.
Dr Wilkinson has a number of major grants active (> €/£250k): These include the EU FP7 Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society project (ACCESS: 2011-15), the European Science Foundation funded programme Arctic Ocean Sea-ice and Ocean Circulation Changes Using Satellite Methods: (SATICE: 2010-13), the NERC funded Sea ice Processes and Mass Balance in the Bellingshausen Sea (IceBell: 2010-13), the ONR funded MIZ programme (2012-15). Jeremy is coordinator of the new €12 million FP7 programme ICE-ARC (2014-17). It is through these and other programmes he has built up a broad network of national and international collaboration.
Kim, Joo-Hong, Moon, Woosok, Wells, Andrew J., Wilkinson, Jeremy P., Langton, Tom, Hwang, Byongjun, Granskog, Mats A., Rees Jones, David W.. (2018) Salinity control of thermal evolution of late summer melt ponds on Arctic sea ice. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. 8304-8313. 10.1029/2018GL078077
Meredith, Michael, Sundfjord, Arild, Henson, Stephanie, Meijers, Andrew, Murphy, Eugene, Bellerby, Richard, Daase, Malin, Cottier, Finlo, Belchier, Mark, Chierici, Melissa, Ellingsen, Ingrid, Falk-Petersen, Stig, Hill, Simeon, Holland, Paul, Tarling, Geraint, Trathan, Phil, Turner, John, Wilkinson, Jeremy, Batchellier, Layla, Capper, Linda, Oliver, Jamie. (2018) The state of the polar oceans 2018: making sense of our changing world. Cambridge, British Antarctic Survey, 14 pp.
Itkin, Polona, Spreen, Gunnar, Hvidegaard, Sine Munk, Skourup, Henriette, Wilkinson, Jeremy, Gerland, Sebastian, Granskog, Mats A.. (2018) Contribution of deformation to sea-ice mass balance: a case study from an N-ICE2015 storm. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. 789-796. 10.1002/2017GL076056
Wilkinson, Jeremy, Stroeve, Julienne. (2018) Polar sea ice as a barometer and driver of change. In: The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge, 176-184.
Wilkinson, Jeremy, Beegle-Krause, CJ, Evers, Karl-Ulrich, Hughes, Nick, Lewis, Alun, Reed, Mark, Wadhams, Peter. (2017) Oil spill response capabilities and technologies for ice-covered Arctic marine waters: A review of recent developments and established practices. Ambio, 46. 423-441. 10.1007/s13280-017-0958-y
Haas, Christian, Beckers, Justin, King, Josh, Silis, Arvids, Stroeve, Julienne, Wilkinson, Jeremy, Notenboom, Bernice, Schweiger, Axel, Hendricks, Stefan. (2017) Ice and snow thickness variability and change in the high Arctic Ocean observed by in-situ measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 44. 10462-10469. 10.1002/2017GL075434
Cole, Sylvia T., Toole, John M., Lele, Ratnaksha, Timmermans, Mary-Louise, Gallaher, Shawn G., Stanton, Timothy P., Shaw, William J., Hwang, Byongjun, Maksym, Ted, Wilkinson, Jeremy P., Ortiz, Macarena, Graber, Hans, Rainville, Luc, Petty, Alek A., Farrell, Sinéad L., Richter-Menge, Jackie A., Haas, Christian. (2017) Ice and ocean velocity in the Arctic marginal ice zone: Ice roughness and momentum transfer. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene, 5. 27 pp. 10.1525/elementa.241
Doble, Martin J., Wilkinson, Jeremy P., Valcic, Lovro, Robst, Jeremy, Tait, Andrew, Preston, Mark, Bidlot, Jean-Raymond, Hwang, Byongjun, Maksym, Ted, Wadhams, Peter. (2017) Robust wavebuoys for the marginal ice zone: Experiences from a large persistent array in the Beaufort Sea. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene, 5. 16 pp. 10.1525/elementa.233
Hwang, Byongjun, Wilkinson, Jeremy, Maksym, Edward, Graber, Hans C., Schweiger, Axel, Horvat, Christopher, Perovich, Donald K., Arntsen, Alexandra E., Stanton, Timothy P., Ren, Jinchang, Wadhams, Peter. (2017) Winter-to-summer transition of Arctic sea ice breakup and floe size distribution in the Beaufort Sea. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene, 5. 25 pp. 10.1525/elementa.232
Itkin, Polona, Spreen, Gunnar, Cheng, Bin, Doble, Martin, Girard-Ardhuin, Fanny, Haapala, Jari, Hughes, Nick, Kaleschke, Lars, Nicolaus, Marcel, Wilkinson, Jeremy. (2017) Thin ice and storms: Sea ice deformation from buoy arrays deployed during N-ICE2015. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. 4661-4674. doi:10.1002/2016JC012403
Bassett, Christopher, Lavery, Andone C., Maksym, Ted, Wilkinson, Jeremy P.. (2016) Broadband acoustic backscatter from crude oil under laboratory-grown sea ice. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140. 2274-2287. doi:10.1121/1.4963876
Gallaher, Shawn G., Stanton, Timothy P., Shaw, William J., Cole, Sylvia T., Toole, John M., Wilkinson, Jeremy P., Maksym, Ted, Hwang, Byongjun. (2016) Evolution of a Canada Basin ice-ocean boundary layer and mixed layer across a developing thermodynamically forced marginal ice zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121. 6223-6250. doi:10.1002/2016JC011778
Wilkinson, J. P., Wadhams, P.. (2016) The three-dimensional shape of sea ice revealed by multibeam sonar. In: Atlas of submarine glacial landforms: modern, Quaternary and ancient, London, Geological Society of London, 303-304. (Geological Society Memoir, 46). doi:10.1144/M46.181
Hwang, Byongjun, Elosegui, Pedro, Wilkinson, Jeremy. (2015) Small-scale deformation of an Arctic sea ice floe detected by GPS and satellite imagery. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 120. 3-20. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.01.007
Williams, G., Maksym, T., Wilkinson, J., Kunz, C., Murphy, C., Kimball, P., Singh, H.. (2015) Thick and deformed Antarctic sea ice mapped with autonomous underwater vehicles. Nature Geoscience, 8. 61-67. doi:10.1038/ngeo2299
Bassett, Christopher, Lavery, Andone C., Maksym, Ted, Wilkinson, Jeremy P.. (2015) Laboratory measurements of high-frequency, acoustic broadband backscattering from sea ice and crude oil. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137. EL32-EL38. doi:10.1121/1.4902421
Wilkinson, J.P., Boyd, T., Hagen, B., Maksym, T., Pegau, S., Roman, C., Singh, H., Zabilansky, L.. (2015) Detection and quantification of oil under sea ice: the view from below. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 109. 9-17. doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.08.004
Jackson, Keith, Wilkinson, Jeremy, Maksym, Ted, Beckers, Justin, Haas, Christian, Meldrum, David, McKenzie, David. (2013) A novel and low cost sea ice mass balance buoy. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30. 2676-2688. 10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00058.1
Williams, Guy D., Maksym, Ted, Kunz, Clayton, Kimball, Peter, Singh, Hanumant, Wilkinson, Jeremy, Lachlan-Cope, Tom, Trujillo, Ernesto, Steer, Adam, Massom, Rob, Meiners, Klaus, Heil, Petra, Lieser, Jan, Leonard, Katherine, Murphy, Chris. (2013) Beyond point measurements: sea ice floes characterized in 3-D. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 94. 69-70. doi:10.1002/2013EO070002
State of the Polar Oceans report published
News 18 July, 2018
Scientists gather in Davos to highlight Arctic climate change
News 23 January, 2018
BAS scientists at 2017 COP23 climate event in Bonn
News 8 November, 2017
Arctic sea ice at minimum extent for 2017
News 25 September, 2017
Scientists gather for urgent meeting on Arctic change
News 18 January, 2017
Arctic sea ice heading towards second lowest on record
News 15 September, 2016
Cheltenham Science Festival: The Arctic’s Changing Landscape
Event 12 June, 2016
COP21 Side Event: Climate Change in the Arctic
Event 5 December, 2015
PRESS RELEASE: COP21 Side Event, ‘Climate Change in the Arctic’
News 1 December, 2015
NEWS STORY: Arctic sea ice 2015
News 17 September, 2015
PRESS RELEASE: Mapping the ice from below
News 24 November, 2014
NEWS STORY: Sea ice minimum explained
News 18 September, 2014